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Article: The Benefits of Goodyear-welted Shoes

The Benefits of Goodyear-welted Shoes

If you are new to the world of quality dress shoes, then you should understand the benefits of Goodyear-welted shoes, the construction method that we've selected for our ready-made Condal Collection.

The benefits of Goodyear-welted shoes and boots

Whether you are looking for an Oxford vs a Derby Shoe, Goodyear-welted shoes are considered a high-quality construction method for shoes because they are durable, comfortable, and long-lasting compared to other traditional construction methods.

The benefits of Goodyear-welted shoes and boots

Below are some specific benefits of Goodyear-welted shoes.

1. Durability: Goodyear-welted shoes are known for their durability because the construction method involves attaching the upper part of the shoe to the insole using a welt, which is a strip of leather or other material.

The welt is then sewn to the outsole using a zig-zag stitch, which creates a strong and secure connection. This construction method allows the shoes to withstand regular wear and tear better than other types of shoe construction.

The benefits of Goodyear-welted shoes and boots

2. Comfort: Goodyear-welted shoes are comfortable to wear because the welt construction allows for a layer of cork to be inserted between the insole and outsole.

The cork conforms to the shape of the foot over time, creating a customized fit that is more comfortable than shoes with a solid insole.

The benefits of Goodyear-welted shoes and boots by Norman Vilalta men's shoes in Barcelona, Spain

3. Longevity: Because Goodyear-welted shoes are made with high-quality materials and construction techniques, they tend to last longer than other types of shoes.

They can be resoled multiple times, which allows you to extend the life of the shoes even further. Goodyear-welted shoes can last many years even decades with proper care.

The benefits of Goodyear-welted shoes and boots

4. Repairability: Goodyear-welted shoes are also easier to repair than other types of shoes. If the outsole wears out or becomes damaged, it can be removed and replaced, which means you don't have to buy a new pair of shoes when they start to show signs of wear.

Overall, Goodyear-welted shoes offer a combination of durability, comfort, and longevity, making them a worthwhile investment for anyone looking for a high-quality pair of shoes.

At Norman Vilalta, every pair of our Ready Made Condal Collection shoes are Goodyear-welted in Spain and meticulously hand-finished by our team of artisans in Barcelona.

Each pair beautifully blends traditional styles with contemporary design lines and our artisanal shoes are made to be worn and made to last a very long time. 

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